New to Yoga! We have courses for you. Yoga for Beginners Spring 2017

Over eight sessions, learn the fundamentals of yoga to help you become more physically fit, mentally calm and energetic. Just give us a call at 514-875-9642 to register and reserve your spot in the next sessions.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA ON A REGULAR BASIS ARE:

~ lowers our blood pressure,
~ helps with weight loss or weight management through relaxation,
~ lowers stress levels through positive psychology and emotional regulation,
~ improves posture which repairs or prevents repetitive strain injuries,
~ and promotes a resilient immune system.

SPRING SESSIONS IN 2017

TUESDAYS, MARCH 28th TO MAY 16th ~ 6 – 7:30 pm with Elyse Stewart
THURSDAYS, MARCH 23rd TO MAY 11th ~ 6:15 – 7:45 pm with Pierre-Vincent Breault
SUNDAYS, MARCH 26th TO MAY 21st ~ 1:30 – 3 pm with Elyse Stewart

INVESTMENT: $100 plus taxes (Fee includes a yoga mat for each class. )

Cultivating a Heart that Embraces the World – Meditation Basics and More with Allison Ulan

6 Sundays from 2:30 – 4:15 pm ~ March 26th to May 14th, 2017

(No class on April 16th for Easter weekend.)

Have you wanted to work with your emotional states instead of struggling with them? Do you want to know how to deal with your stress skillfully? Have you wanted to be more focused in your daily tasks? If you answered yes to these questions, then mindfulness (vipassana) meditation and the brahma viharas are for you.

Meditation, at it’s essence, is learning to recognize the nature with our minds. When practiced with patience, we learn how to use our mind and senses with skill.  As we develop our meditation “muscles” we live with more compassion & joy with ourselves and with the world at large.

Through this six week course with Allison Ulan, we will review the basics of mediation and then study in-depthly the 4 Brahmaviharas – the traditional meditation practices to develop emotional resilience and maturity. These meditations cultivate tranquility, open our understanding to the transitory nature of emotions and nurture a mind/heart that works skillfully with the life as it it.

The course program will include:

~ Meditation practices of the Brahmaviharas which are kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

~ Study of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path,

~ Lectures on the various heart qualities essential for Mind/Heart Training,

~ Interactive themes played with in weekly discussions,

~ Cultivation of a daily mindful meditation practice and calm abiding practices,

~ learn techniques to understand and disarm stress,

~ and Mindful communication approaches.

Investment: $80 plus taxes for the six week course or one session drop in rate is $16 plus taxes

One work study position is available for people needing financial assistance to this course. Contact Allison at allisonulan@yahoo.ca to apply for the position.

Alejandro De Leon

After 20 years of experience as a classical and contemporary dancer, Alejandro continues to be fascinated and dedicated to the connection between the body and the spirit. He cultivates a creative space that is rooted on the flexibility of the mind and the harmony between breath and movement. His class offers a natural sense of kinesthetics and leads people to explore an effortless and grounded yoga practice – accessible to any one regardless of the capacities and the extent of mobility of each individual. Alejandro did his teacher training at AYM in 2015 – a place where continues to learn and to be inspired by its teachers and by the energy of its community.

Alejandro is also a photographer, choreographer and filmmaker. He trusts in power of being fully present and grateful to develop every aspect of his life.

Yoga and Breathing for Anxiety Management with Nadine Gharios

Saturday, March 18th 2017 ~ 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Fees: $40 plus taxes (early-registration) – 45$ plus taxes (payment on the same day)

Breathing and yoga postures for anxiety care.

In this workshop, we will explore anxiety, what it is and how it affects our body and mind. We will also explore the physical and mental struggle resulting from having anxiety and work on strategies to tame it.

We will work towards a deeper body awareness and how to use the breath to cope better with the tension resulting from anxiety. We will also learn to combine breathing with specific yoga postures to help create a greater release in the body and learn how to calm the mind.

Therapeutic Yoga Series with Tony Eng

Friday Night Workshop series ~ March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In this 4 week series, you will explore and discover different ways to heal your body through yoga from a therapeutic perspective.  Each week, we will look at the body from a different point of view to bring the body back to alignment and balance.
Some topics will include myo-fascia, postural issues, nervous system, nerves, and organs that may create dysfunctions within the body.
Incorporating yoga, meditation, breathing and self-help bodywork techniques, this workshop will take your understanding of your own body to a deeper level.
Fees: $120 plus tax for all four sessions

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